So I saw a naturopath yesterday (she was absolutely fabulous, part-time doctor who stays home with her kids, and moonlights as a Professor at UofT). The reason for my visit was that for the past almost year I have gotten some progressively worse eczema on my hands, legs and feet. Particularly my hands. As a child I had eczema but never on my hands and feet like this before and it went away for ohh about 10+years. She suggested the best thing for me to try is an elimination diet. What can you eat on this diet? hmmm next to nothing.
List of Avoids...(pretty much my entire current diet - with the exception of egg, dairy, meat)
Nightshade veggies - tomato, potato, peppers, eggplant
Banana, melons, and citrus
Peanuts, Cashews and Pistachios
On the menu today:
Breakfast - Oatmeal with almond milk (very bland)
Coffee with sugar and cream - BIG CHEAT
Snacks/Lunch - Sunflower Rye crackers, Sesame gluten-free crackers with edameme dip (the dip is delicious although it does have a little lemon juice in it)
Gluten-free cereal with almond milk (again - pretty bland)
Dinner - pasta salad (which I later red the package of mix for the dressing and it contained dehydrated peppers)
blueberries and cherries for dessert
Supplements - flax oil, probiotics, spoonful of molasses (I read in a book this can help)
I did drink the recommended 2L of water today which is always challenging for me. I'm really going to have to work harder at this diet. Overall, I don't feel very satisfied and the diet is extremely difficult to follow. Sigh. 20 more days to go until I can start reintroducing. I'm going to have to get a whole lot more creative with my meal plan.